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Robertson, Mojica Shine On A Cloudy Day

BY JIM WELLS There is a new way, other than cloud seeding, to open the heavens and guarantee that rains will follow. Canterbury Park simply needs to plan something special. This could become an added revenue source for the Shakopee track. Nearby farmers need their crops watered ? Canterbury can guarantee it by simply planning  […]

Magnificent Minnesota Moms Part 2

Chasin Mason

By Noah Joseph Recently, CanterburyLive has featured posts on fillies and mares that had success at Canterbury on the track and in the breeding shed. For the Minnesota Oaks and Minnesota Derby last month, we featured prominent Minnesota bred mares, and last week, we featured successful non-Minnesota bred mares. With the Minnesota Festival of Champions […]


BY JIM WELLS Table 544 has an emptiness to it, a void, something missing, a presence once  energetic, lively, full of stories about life, especially those lived on the racetrack, stories about the successes, struggles, hardships and triumphs of racetrackers just like herself. And, of course, the occasional disagreement, too. Oh, people still occupy the […]

Louisiana Champions Day Saturday

Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Saturday is Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds. First post for this event is noon. Wind Chill Factor, bred by Cam Casby, is entered in the $100,000 Lassie, race 8,  and has the outside post in the 12-filly sprint. The 2-year-old daughter of Casby’s race mare Shakopee broke her […]


There was always this irony to Cam Casby, the owner and breeder of countless horses who excelled at Canterbury Park and other tracks across the nation: She loved horse racing and the industry surrounding it and spent most days of the week at the racetrack, but she could never watch her own horses run. At […]

Race of the Week: MN Distaff Sprint

The Minnesota State Tournament of horse racing arrives this weekend each year, and after a summer that’s flown bye here we are. This day is not typically one to cash for obscene amounts of money but one to be enjoyed with the pride that Minnesota breeding is alive and well and will improve over the […]

Opening Night Elicits Excitement

The planets are back in the proper orbits, circling the heavens in their celestial splendor. The stock market will take off like a rocket in the coming days. Peace has come to this little corner of the world. Just like that, horse racing is back on the Minnesota sports and entertainment calendar. Under gray, wet, […]

Canterbury Hall of Fame: Class of 2012

On September 1, Canterbury Park held an induction ceremony for the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame: Class of 2012. The inductees were breeder Camelia Casby of Shakopee, MN; owners Robert and Julie Petersen of Cokato, MN; outstanding contributor Sheila Williams of Roseville, MN; and the multiple stakes winning mare Glitter Star. These inductees join a […]

Cs Arc Light Takes Morehouse

There were lots of reasons that Cam Casby considered the $12,500-added Bob Morehouse Stakes a special race on Thursday night. #1 was the fact that the winning horse is the last one she and her mother bred together. #2 is the fact that her mother is in a Maplewood nursing home and unable to attend […]

Heliskier Does it Again… Just as Impressively

There are numerous sorts of intoxicating, maybe even medicinal qualities attached to the phenomenon of winning. For Marlene Colvin, it might have meant a good night’s sleep Sunday night. For Cam Casby, it might have provided the perfect remedy for the summer cold she’s battling. Clearly, winning as he did polished the already shiny image […]